Apr 26, 2019

New High Chair Standards Were Approved to Increase Child Safety

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Manufacturers of baby high chairs will now have to conform to a revised set of standards for their design. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently issued a new federal standard aimed at enhancing the safety of all high chairs. The standards cover high chairs designed for home use as well as restaurant use. In putting together the new CPSC standards, the Commission analyzed the existing voluntary high chair recommendations provided by ASTM [...]

Apr 20, 2018

How is Big Pharma Influencing Your Doctor?

By |April 20th, 2018|Dangerous Drugs, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability|Comments Off on How is Big Pharma Influencing Your Doctor?

We trust our doctors to make decisions about our health that can have long-lasting consequences. It is reasonable to assume that doctors intend to help and heal people who are sick and wounded. However, after the long and rigorous years of medical school and in many cases accumulated student debt, most doctors also want their practice to be profitable. Dr. Erika Schwartz, chief medical officer at the Age Management Institute in New York City, in [...]

Dec 20, 2017

Women Disproportionately Affected by Dangerous and Defective Drugs

By |December 20th, 2017|Dangerous Drugs, Products Liability|0 Comments

Women are victimized more than men by Big Pharma. Earlier this year, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) examined the history of how dangerous pharmaceutical products have harmed women over the past 150 years. From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women gives a detailed account of harmful medical drugs, devices, and products that have led to disease, infection, and even death in women over time. A brief look [...]

Sep 8, 2017

Even the FDA Won’t Protect You from Dangerous Products, Anymore

By |September 8th, 2017|Liability, New Laws, News, Products Liability|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, the House passed a dangerous Bill – HR 1215 – that would severely limit the rights of people who have sustained an injury because of a defective medical device. Now, a new deal between the Food & Drug Administration and medical device makers is making its way to Congress – a deal that, if enacted, would allow the manufacturers of dangerous and defective devices to delay informing the FDA if something [...]

Aug 31, 2017

Takata’s Bankruptcy Is Bad News for Everyone, and the Numbers Prove It

By |August 31st, 2017|News, Products Liability, Safety|0 Comments

Only a few short weeks ago, we wrote about how there was finally some good news for people affected by Takata’s airbags. It appears we were premature in that assessment. On Jun 25, 2017, Takata filed for bankruptcy in both the U.S. and Japan, citing liabilities of between $10 and $50 billion, per the New York Times. The effects of this decision may be far-reaching. While the company plans on selling itself off piece by [...]

Jun 16, 2017

Finally, Some Good News for Car Owners Affected by the Takata Airbag Recall

By |June 16th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Products Liability|0 Comments

Over the course of the last nine years, we have watched the saga of Takata’s defective airbag recalls unfold. To date, it is the largest recall in U.S. history: 42 million vehicles in this country are equipped with these airbags. In February 2017, Takata pled guilty to fraud, and agreed to pay a billion dollars, per USA Today, in criminal fines, compensation for victims and compensation for auto manufacturers. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller had [...]

Apr 21, 2017

Another Year, Another Round of Airbag Recalls by Honda

By |April 21st, 2017|Auto Accidents, Products Liability|0 Comments

In The Godfather: Part III, Michael Corleone, upon realizing his enemies will never let him be a legitimate businessman, looks into the mirror and says, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” And so it goes with the latest round of Takata airbag recalls: just when we thought we were done, Honda issues a recall for 37,000, 2-door Honda Accords from 2003. The Associated Press reports that “The latest recall [...]

Apr 5, 2017

Risk of Infection from Defective Heater Cooler Devices Used in Open Chest Surgeries

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Individuals who have had open chest surgery in the past five years at be at risk for a deadly bacterium from a defective type of heater-cooler device (HCD) used in surgery. There is a specific model of HCD, the Stockert LivaNova 3T heater-cooler device, which is manufactured in Germany and is used in about 60% (about 250,000 surgeries) of open heart bypass surgeries performed in the United States each year, according to a Health Alert [...]

Mar 21, 2017

No Soup for You! Mislabeled MOM’S CHICKEN SOUP Puts Consumers at Risk

By |March 21st, 2017|Products Liability|0 Comments

Chicken soup is perfect for cold winter days, but consumers of MOM’S CHICKEN SOUP may have been in for a surprise this January when they opened their cans to discover Italian wedding soup with meatballs instead of the chicken, veggies and noodles they were anticipating. On January 12, 2017, Kettle Cuisine, the maker of both products, recalled almost 3,100 pounds of their chicken soup because of mislabeling. The Food & Drug Administration issued a recall [...]

Jan 11, 2017

Reports of Tesla’s Autopilot Safety Are Greatly Exaggerated

By |January 11th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Products Liability|0 Comments

In May, a fatal highway crash raised concerns about the safety of the futuristic Tesla’s Autopilot system. The brainchild of tech giant Elon Musk, the Autopilot system allows drivers to hand control of the vehicle to an onboard computer at highway speed. The delivery of the long-awaited self-driving car has been mostly successful, despite the challenges, but Musk’s safety claims about the system are exaggerated, to say the least. The defense When the details of [...]

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